Dollar Tree Solar Lights

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Head to the Dollar Store and grab a vase, pail, and solar light for the beautiful fall decor.

We're gonna start this project with a vase from Dollar Tree. Choose one with a beautiful shape.  

Next, we’re going to cover this entire thing with this frosted glass spray paint.  

Once the vase is dry, we are going to be using a pail from Dollar Tree and we are going to be hot gluing the vase on top.  

Using hot glue, cover the vase bottom and then stick it to the bottom of the pail.  

Now we're going to cover the seam with some ribbon. Start by adding lots of hot glue to the pail near the vase bottom.  

Then slowly secure the ribbon to the pail and also the vase; kind of covering the seam where they both connect, where we glued them together. 


Next, add some fall leaves and berries to the front where the ribbon will be tied in a bow.  

Once you are happy with everything, use your scissors to cut the ends of the tails of the ribbon to make it look really finished and pretty.  

To fill the vase, use white rocks and pour the entire back into it.  

Grab a solar light from Dollar Tree and separate the top from the bottom.  

Take the solar light top and push it down into the rocks in the vase so that it stays in place.  

Here's the finished product out on my screen and porch. I'm really happy withhow it turned out. Make sure to give the solar light about 8 hours to charge and there you have it. It's a beautiful, cute decorative solar lantern that is going to stay out on my screen and porch now for fall. 

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